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Mathematics

All children at Urchfont, receive a daily maths lesson.  The length of the lessons is dependent on their age.  We encourage our children to develop good mental maths strategies and "have a feel for number". Our maths teaching is based on the Abacus maths scheme.

We use a variety of methods including direct teaching and some where children investigate and try to find out for themselves.  Children are encouraged to discuss their findings and learn from each other.

We will teach our children the skills they will require in later life and therefore the curriculum is broad and balanced and includes a strong emphasis on number but will include for example Shape and Space, Data Handling and Measure.